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Polarization in America is here to stay. What now?
By now, it’s obvious to everyone that U.S. political life has become extremely polarized. Not only are lawmakers further and further apart, but the American people are too, geographically and ideol...
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Voluntary reforms will allow voters to cast informed ballots in November
      AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation and a coalition of allies called on local elected officials to voluntarily adopt much-need guiding principles to advance and enhance local debt tra...
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Jesse Lee Peterson: Combating Domestic Violence Is A 'Socialist' Plot, 'Feminist Charade'
Conservative talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson writes today in WorldNetDaily that criticism of the NFL’s handling of domestic violence cases is part of a “socialist political agenda” to “destroy th...
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IS THE FOREIGN-POLICY ELITE CLUELESS?
IS THE FOREIGN-POLICY ELITE CLUELESS? by  Sheldon Richman September 17, 2014 The American foreign-policy elite seems to have no idea what it’s doing. Americans may believe the government — especial...
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Movie Review - Reclaim
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Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Analysis: Contenders' Dreams of Political Buzzer Shots
rticle> Analysis: Contenders' Dreams of Political Buzzer Shots by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune Sept. 22, 2014 Before every election, trailing candidates often start talking about winning campaig...
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BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE FIGHTING BACK
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
  On last day of trial over Texas’ voter ID law, BGTX highlights voter protection hotline, comprehensive program to ensure eligible voters cast their ballots this year   FORT WORTH -- As closing ar...
TribFest: Perry on HB2 and Joan Rivers
by EVAN SMITH, The Texas Tribune
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
TribFest: Perry on HB2 and Joan Rivers by  Evan Smith Sept. 21, 2014   At the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival, Gov.  Rick Perry  answered an audience question about controversial abortion legislation b...
Before Cosigning a Loan, Know the Risks
by JASON ALDERMAN
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
  Shakespeare probably said it best: "Neither a borrower, nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend." Four hundred years later, people still wrestle with whether or not to help out...
Taylor and Appel, The Subprime Education Scandal
by ASTRA TAYLOR and HANNAH APPEL, TomDispatch.com
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
We used to hear more often about those malignant institutions serving, or rather plaguing, the poor: the loan sharks who charged 100% or more per year in interest, the furniture or radios that ende...
Why Obama’s ISIS Strategy is Incoherent
by ROBERT FREEMAN
Sep 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
If there is a single word to describe Obama’s campaign against ISIS, it is “incoherent.” It doesn’t hold together even on its own terms. Read more: Why Obama’s ISIS Strategy is Incoherent
What does the US gain from paying for Europe's Security?
by BRYAN MACDONALD
Sep 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite the fact that Europe is a very rich continent - the EU’s total GDP is higher than the US - Americans are bankrolling its security. Read more: What does the US gain from paying for Europe's ...
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Pamona High School student Ciana Vrtikapa holds up a sign to passing motorists in a busy intersection near her school, during a multi-school protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in Arvada, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Students from several high schools walked out of class Tuesday in the second straight day of protests in Jefferson County. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.


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NEW DELHI (AP) — Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved.
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